We get scrubbing to find out what effect a variety of teak cleaners have on the woodwork of a Sigma 38 moored on the River Itchen
BoatLife Teak Cleaner Powder
PRICE: £11.66 (907g)
This, unlike any others that we tested, is a powder which is sprinkled onto a wet deck, scrubbed in with a brush and left to work. It can then be rinsed off. The manufacturer states that it will remove less soft wood than two-stage cleaners and thus leaves the wood in a better state.
The results were impressive – the powder formed a thick paste when mixed with water that really got into the grain of the wood and brought it up sparkling – although scrubbing isn’t recommended for prolonging the life of your teak.